Running

The Benefits Of Rest At this very moment, at least two ultrarunners are in the foothills of the Appalachia Mountains, vying for the speed record for the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail. The current record is held by Joe McConnaughy who, in 2017, averaged more than 48 miles a day during his 45-day journey. In theory, racing for
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Excerpted from Running Is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier © Scott Douglas, 2018. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. Building A Better Brain In my early days of running, I discovered (and reveled in) its effects on my mood. It
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Body Maintenance As you start packing on the miles week after week, month after month and year after year, you need to make sure you’re doing all the little things—recovery, nutrition, strength exercises—that allow you to keep running before your body breaks down on you. Experts weighed in with their most important tips for preventing
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Travel Like A Pro Nothing is worse than a limp, overpriced airport salad or trying to piece together convenience-store snacks into a meal when traveling. One day of poor nutrition can impact several days of training or even an upcoming race. Organize and compartmentalize your food, like you do your suitcase, with these five bento-box
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Tune In We’ve all been there: You’re in the middle of a run and all of a sudden, your music goes out. And who among us hasn’t, at one time or another, skipped a gym session once we realized we forgot to pack our headphones? You’re not overreacting—there’s a reason you can’t leave the house
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Traveling can throw a monkey wrench into even the best-laid training plans. Not only are you out of your normal routine, but being on the road can translate into fatigue and lack of motivation. On top of that, you are in an unfamiliar locale and may have nowhere to run. Fortunately, most coaches insist that
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On The Road Again Whether you are driving a few hours or flying overseas, traveling to a running event can be a fun journey, but it often presents numerous nutritional challenges that may negatively affect your race performance. Not only can it be challenging to access familiar foods that are designed to meet performance needs,
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Skechers’ GoRun Ride 7 boasts advanced (and comfy!) knit construction with a beginner’s price tag. Though not much has changed, expect to see a slightly larger 6mm drop than the last iteration of this lightweight shoe, neutral cushioning and a nearly seam-free construction. Also expect smooth, cushioned impact insurance despite weighing in at just over
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Back to Start View Larger Image Under Armour Mountain Running Series Photo by Trevor Smith. View Larger Image Under Armour Mountain Running Series Photo by Trevor Smith. View Larger Image Under Armour Mountain Running Series Photo by Nikolaus Jung. View Larger Image Under Armour Mountain Running Series Photo by Nikolaus Jung. View Larger Image Under
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Super Proteins Super proteins are an exciting new fusion of plant based protein powders and superfood powders. Superfoods are blended with protein powder to boost their nutritional offering and include items such as raw cacao and maca powder. Raw cacao is widely recognised for the naturally occurring chemicals it contains which stimulate the happy centres
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Photo: Fullwell 73 It’s a sad fact that the only thing Usain Bolt and I have in common is that our single-syllable surnames sum us both up perfectly. The recent documentary about the lightning fast Jamaican sprinter was called simply, I am Bolt. Should somebody offer to make a film about my running life, I’ll
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In contrast to the usual short-shorts uniform, the Breaking2 team all wore ‘short tights’ – tailored to fit, with areas of high/low compression built into specific zones across the leg muscles and hips. A 2009 study saw moderately trained runners improve their performance on an all-out treadmill test in compression gear, possibly by improving mechanical
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iStockPhoto.com / Jalapeno + Polifoto Ultrarunning can seem like a lonely sport at times, but it needn’t be. Having a crew can not only improve your performance, but also provide a whole load more motivation, enjoyment and purpose to your race. Plus they’ll feed sweets into your face when you can’t manage it any more.
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iStock.com /imijaloff I bar hopped my way around several sports during my twenties. Admittedly I usually stayed for more than just a drink, only giving up climbing, cycling and road running once forcefully ejected due to injury or excess. Trail running with all its variety is where I have managed to keep my focus for
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